Lost for the first time

Having never watched Lost, I'm tuning in for the final season and offering my insights on the fly.  Read at your own risk.

Let me see if I got this right.

posted May 23, 2010, 8:30 PM by Patrick Hourigan

From what I can tell, the island part was the real part.  It was the part of these people's lives that mattered the most, so when they died - wherever and whenever they died - they constructed that alternate reality (the "normal" world) to get back together.  Because we're not used to strange things like polar bears in the tropics and smoke monsters or whatever, their world seems strange.

Is this a satisfying ending?

The end

posted May 23, 2010, 8:13 PM by Patrick Hourigan

Locke can walk(e).  Apparently everyone is gathering at a big house.  Maybe Hugo's house?

Hugo is nervous about being King of the Island.  He asks Linus to help him.  From what I know about Linus, he's a weasel.  Why wouldn't he just take a drink of the water and grab power for himself?  Wouldn't that be more in character?  At Hugo's house, Hugo tells Linus he was a great number two.  Linus tells Hugo he was a great number one.  Hugo's house is where Jack was going to have his father's funeral.  And it's still where he's going to have his father's funeral.

Jack wakes up in a rock pool, much like the smoke monster guy did earlier.  He made it through to some other side.

Jack has his flashback with his father's coffin.  But there's no body inside.  Turns out his dad is standing behind him.  And they're all dead.  But everyone is real.  So what's the difference between being alive and dead?  "There's no now, here."  This is a place they all made together so they could find one another.

Looks like the island was the real part and after they died, they're all getting together here, now to let go. 

Last scene?

posted May 23, 2010, 8:08 PM by Patrick Hourigan

18 minutes to go - can they push through?

posted May 23, 2010, 7:51 PM by Patrick Hourigan

Jack meets Kate and remembers, but it's like he doesn't want to give in.

He also climbs down to Desmond and they talk about plugging the hole.

James, Kate and Claire make it to the plane that somehow miraculously is operational and has tires that work after an island landing.

Jack plugs the hole with a stone that should be pretty hot by now, after lying next to that lava.  Alas, plugging it does nothing.

The plane takes off.

Jack, meanwhile, is sad that the island is still falling into the sea . . . but wait!  Water comes flowing in and the light comes back on again.  Hugo and Linus pull up Desmond and are a little disappointed.

Running out of time

posted May 23, 2010, 7:41 PM by Patrick Hourigan

James and Juliet (who turns out to be Jack's ex-wife - I didn't recognize her from the first episode of the season where she was lying dead in the Swan Hatch hole or something) have their flashback moment.  Jin had said something to James that was something like, "See you there."  James didn't know what he meant, but I think it's going to be some kind of Nightmare on Elm Street thing where they all team up in the real world to beat the dream world.  Yeah!

Magic!

posted May 23, 2010, 7:31 PM by Patrick Hourigan   [ updated May 23, 2010, 7:40 PM ]

What happened to the rain?  It magically stopped during the commercial.  And how did they get Linus out from under the tree?

James finally finds Jin and Sun and they recognize him.  James hasn't had his flashback yet so he doesn't know what they're talking about.

James and Kate are going to take Locke's boat to Hydra Island and try to fly off.  Hugo, Linus and Jack are going to go back to the light pool and try to turn on whatever Desmond turned off.  Kate and Jack have a teary goodbye.

Unfolding

posted May 23, 2010, 7:31 PM by Patrick Hourigan

Jack fights Locke and gets stabbed.  At the moment of truth though, Kate comes out of nowhere and shoots Locke.  Jack kicks Locke down the cliff.  At the same time, Locke wakes up from spinal surgery and in the recovery room notices that he can wiggle his toes.  As Jack tells him this isn't possible, Locke has flashbacks.  Jack has them too, but for some reason denies having them.  Everyone else's flashbacks have been with people they liked.  Maybe Jack and Locke didn't get along on the island, despite what Jack told Smoke Monster Locke in the light cave about him not being the real Locke and that the real Locke's memory was being dishonored.

Couldn't this have been commercial-free?

posted May 23, 2010, 7:09 PM by Patrick Hourigan

There wasn't a sponsor out there willing to foot the bill so that we didn't have to sit through all these commercials?

Lots going on.  A tree falls on Linus after he pushes Hugo out of the way.  I thought he was the evil one.  Claire delivers her baby and in the process she, Kate and Charlie (the Hobbit) all remember.  Locke and Jack begin to engage in some video game-style fighting on a cliff.  But before they get started, we go to commercial.

Uh oh

posted May 23, 2010, 7:05 PM by Patrick Hourigan

Desmond climbed down and unplugged the drain on the bright light pool.  The water ran out and was replaced by lava and rumbling.  On the plus side, Jack figured out he could hurt Locke.

Meanwhile, Claire makes it to the concert and makes lovey eyes at the bass player (our Hobbit friend) but I don't think she has any kind of flashback.  Then she feels a kick from the baby and excuses herself to go to the bathroom.  I wonder who that baby is going to turn out to be.

There's an hour and a half left and I don't really see how they can wrap this up.

posted May 23, 2010, 6:59 PM by Patrick Hourigan   [ updated May 23, 2010, 7:30 PM ]


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